Classification of Employees

The followings are extracted from Article 4 of the Rules of Employment for Contract Employees of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology.

  • Class 1 Employee (AIST Postdoctoral Researcher)

    A person with a doctoral degree who is deemed to have superior research ability, who conducts research.

  • Class 2 Employee (Technical Staff)

    A person who conducts research-assisting work that requires him/her to operate research equipment and other devices and performs other assisting work of a technical nature such as research data analyses.

  • Class 3 Employee (Assistant)

    A person who conducts administrative assisting work and secretarial work.

  • Class 4 Employee (Certified Expert)

    A person who conducts work that requires a professional qualification, such as an attorney, a chartered patent agent, an interpreter, a physician, a nurse, a pharmacist, or a radiation technologist.

  • Class 5 Employee (Invited Senior Researcher)

    A Person with superior academic knowledge and research experience who is capable of providing proper instructions and advice pertaining to research and management of the Institute from a broad perspective and a person who made a distinguished research achievement or has organization management skills.

  • Class 6 Employee (Senior Staff)

    A person whose employment was terminated in accordance with the provision of Article 11, paragraph (1) of the Rules of Employment for Employees of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Rule No. 17-2; hereinafter referred to as the “the Rules of Employment for Employees”) or the provision of Article 76, paragraph (1) of the Rules of Employment for Fixed-Term Employees of the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Rule No. 17-3) (hereinafter referred to as "Termination of Employment by Retirement") who performs duties for which he/she is able to demonstrate the ability and experience he/she acquired over the years as an Employee.

  • Class 7 Employee (Research Assistant)

    A trainee stipulated in Article 4, paragraph (1) of the Regulations on Technical Training at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (Rules No. 13-23) who is a graduate school student and conducts research that requires superior research ability.